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Downey AYSO Region 24

Parents General Information

Special Role

As a parent, you play a special role in contributing to the needs and development of youngsters.

Through your encouragement and good example, you can help assure that all the boys and girls learn good sportsmanship and self-discipline. In AYSO, young people learn to work together, to sacrifice for the good of the team, to enjoy winning and deal appropriately with defeat - all while becoming physically fit and healthy. Best of all, they have fun. Please read these important articles regarding your role and participation. See also Region 24's Code of Conduct for all volunteers and parents as adopted by our Board of Directors and your Volunteer Agreement below.

  • I understand that Downey AYSO Region 24 is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization.
  • I understand that I will be required to complete 3 hours of Volunteer Service per player during the season.
  • I understand that I must work the hours on the date that I am scheduled. The Team Manager or Coach will provide my scheduled time to me at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • If I am unable to work during my scheduled time, I will find a replacement over the age of 16 to complete my scheduled time.

Working together will make this a great season.

Thanks in advance for your participation.

Download: ParentsGuide to AYSO

Complete the required player waiver form prior to playing (
click here to download).

Zero Tolerance!!!

At the recent round of referee training, Region 24's Referee Instructor Hank Strang announced an enforcement policy change for unruly parents who challenge referee calls during matches. "In the past we've instructed referees to largely ignore the jeering from the sidelines in response to referee calls. This has created a situation where parents think this behavior is acceptable, and can create problems for other referees when they officiate matches. It is the duty of the referee to remind the coach that the behavior of the parents is the coach's responsibility, and that unruly parents along with the coach will be dismissed from the field should they continue their negative behavior. Lucy Aguero, Referee Administrator echoed the statement, "We have over 25 youth referees, and parent's wouldn't want anyone to yell at their children, so they shouldn't be yelling at anyone else's children. They should think how they would feel if their child was being yelled at."

Parents: Help us set a positive example for our children by demonstrating Good Sportsmanship. Do this by not sideline coaching, nor challenging referee decisions. AYSO is an all volunteer organization and our referees are volunteers as well. Remember the Kids Zone pledge that you signed, as well as the various Codes ofConduct. Have a great soccer year!

Regular Fall Season Snack Shack and Information Tent Duty

Be sure you honor your Snack Shack and Information Tent commitment. It is 3 hours per player (a 3-hour straight shift). Team Manager will provide you with a schedule. After your time, be sure to sign the volunteer book. The book is at the Information Tent and you can look for your team's assignments .

Thanks for your support!

No Dogs Allowed!

They may be cute, but they do not belong at the school! This is a School District policy and we will enforce it.

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Downey AYSO Region 24

P.O Box 39423 
Downey, California 90239

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